It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
It takes a certain ingenuous faith- but I have it -to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.